Drew Barrymore & Hugh Grant
Hugh, this movie proves you can shake your booty.
HUGH: We had a brilliant choreographer who does Britney and Christina. And then, poor bastard, he gets this 46-year-old very grumpy, very terrified Englishman. He turned the music up and said, 'Just express yourself.' And, of course, I have no self to express! Then suddenly, one day, I thought, Yes! Today I'm very sexy!
DREW: He was just like Tom Jones!
HUGH: Perhaps a little too much like Tom Jones. I looked more like a male stripper than Simon Le Bon.
What's your favorite '80s pop tune?
DREW: "Eye of the Tiger"—that's a cheesy song that gets your engines going. I was on a diet once, and a friend would play it every time I was about to pig out.
HUGH: I have a soft spot for Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go, Girl"—
DREW:—it's go-GO, Hubert!
HUGH: Oh. Is that how it is? I know nothing about music. I sing Gilbert and Sullivan in the shower. Or, more specifically, in the lavatory.
Do romantic comedy stars believe in happy endings?
HUGH: I think it's bollocks. It's a nonsense I perpetrate purely for financial gain.
DREW: I do, I do! He's a cynic; I'm a romantic.
Hello, Yin and Yang!
DREW: On set, Hubert's trailer was like a cold, dark cell with an angry middle-aged—as he calls himself—Englishman alone with nothing but a few salads.
HUGH: Hers was filled with sunshine, laughter, people, dogs ... and masses of drugs.
Drew: Shut up! I didn't have drugs in my trailer, Hubert!
But seriously, how do you mend a broken heart?
DREW: I talk to myself in the mirror, pretending the other person is there and have conversations with them.
HUGH: I do that—but I end up spitting at myself.
DREW: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Every minute you are angry is 60 seconds of happiness that you lose."
HUGH: That sounds unbearably trite. But then, he was a crashing bore.
DREW: Oh, Hubert!